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Re: gEDA-user: Soft and Hard symbols

On Jan 19, 2011, at 11:08 PM, DJ Delorie wrote:

>> But gEDA isn't a tool: it's a toolkit.
> I consider gEDA to be a tool.  gschem, gattrib, gnetlist - all tools.

gschem, gattrib, gnetlist are tools. gEDA is a toolkit.

> Thier job is to help engineers automate the design process, to do
> that, they have to know a lot about electronics design.

Collectively, yes. Separately, no tool needs to know more than its specialty. That's modular, factored design.

>> The less a tool knows about . . .
> You just said it wasn't a tool.

The toolkit is composed of tools. The tools are specialists, the kit isn't so much.

John Doty              Noqsi Aerospace, Ltd.

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